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Nutrition Cluster Annual Report _ 2018

Nutrition cluster achieved  119% of HRP 2018 Target for life saving nutrition services:

Overall the Nutrition Cluster reached a total of 844,088 people through lifesaving nutrition services. This achievement represents 119 percent of the Nutrition Cluster HRP 2018 target.  The overachievement this year is attributed to significant scale up of nutrition response in drought affected provinces. 

140,000 acutely malnourished children affected by drought received treatment in 2018:  In 2018 droughts affected 22 out of 34 provinces across the country. Nutrition cluster partner were able to provide a life saving assistance to over 127,000 acutely malnourished children under five  in areas of origin (rural Areas) and  12,500 acutely malnourished children among drought affected IDPs.

About 1 million acutely malnourished children under the age of five do not have access to treatment services:

Despite scale up of treatment of acute malnutrition services over the last years, a significant proportion of children with acute malnutrition continue to have no access to treatment. With the scale-up of services by Nutrition Cluster partners, the number of children receiving SAM treatment increased by 18 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. However, in 2018 only about 50 percent of SAM children and 30  percent moderately acutely malnourished (MAM) children had access to treatment services. To date about 1 million acutely malnourished children under the age of five do not have access to treatment services.

About 1 Million targeted for life saving nutrition services in 2018 ;US57.6 Million Required for response :In 2019 the Nutrition Cluster targeted to reach  960,303 children under the age of five and pregnant and  lactating women. The nutrition services include treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition, blanket supplementary feeding program (BSFP),  Infant an Young Child Feeing (IYCF) services ,micronutrient supplementation and deworming to children under five and PLW affected by rapid onset emergencies.

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Original Publication Date: 
15 Apr 2018
Document type: 
Annual Report
Location(s): 
Afghanistan
Theme(s): 
Accountability to Affected Populations
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination
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Afghanistan: Drought - Apr 2018